Dog Art: “Goldie” by Bob White


“Goldie” – Oil on canvas
By Bob White

Goldie’s love for the snow became apparent her first winter. And, that’s just where her owner wanted Goldie painted in this commissioned portrait.

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Tuesday Tip: The Right Gear for Great Lakes Steelhead

Written by: Jim Lampros, Fishing Manager of Orvis Cleveland


The author shows off a big Great Lakes steelhead, as his fishing buddy looks on.
Photo courtesy Jim Lampros

The rise in popularity of the Lake Erie steelhead fishery over the last decade has been well deserved. Erie and her tributaries unequivocally offer the best chance, be it East or West, for an angler to get his or her steelhead fix. The availability of public access, the proximity of. . .

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Video: Hooké 2013 Atlantic Salmon Season

You know how lots of people dream of being part of a famous team or band—like playing shortstop for the Yankees or being on stage with the Rolling Stones? Well, I think I want to be. . .

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A Story and Photos Capture the True Value of a Fly Rod

Written by: Colin S. Shaffer


Colin says that this photo captures the essence of his father, when he is untangling my line
as a young Colin stares into the camera. You can clearly make out the Orvis rod, too.
Photo courtesy Colin Shaffer

[Editor’s Note: Orvis head of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens was in the Orvis rod shop awhile back, and rod-repair supervisor Jim West happened to show Steve the letter below, which accompanied a broken fly rod. Steve was touched by the letter, and asked Jim to. . .

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Dogbirds, or “Dirds,” Are an Internet Phenomenon

Photoshopping photos is, of course an Internet staple, and most of the results are amateurish and/or puerile. But every once in awhile, an interesting project comes along, such as the one shown here, which puts dog’s heads on the bodies of. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XVII: Tim Linehan


A New Hampshire boy by birth, Tim Linehan has been in northwestern Montana for more than two decades.
All photos courtesy Tim Linehan

Tim Linehan operates Linehan Outfitting Company, in Troy, Montana, where he has been based since 1992. He is also the 2013 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year, an honor that is no surprise when you. . .

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